Vacuum forming is a method of thermoforming. Sheet material (typically plastic) is placed in frame within the vacuum former and heated until malleable. Once the plastic has a desirable amount of pliability, it is pulled over the mold. Once in position, a vacuum is applied, removing air from between the material and form. This draws the material tightly around the mold, making a copy.

Workshops Containing Tool

MELT | Melt Collective

2259 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
RM 156

DSOM | Dorothy Somerset Building

Dorothy Somerset Studio, University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
RM 106

CAWP | Center for Advanced Wood Processing

UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada